Board Confusion

faithandprayer
faithandprayer Member Posts: 177
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Hi Everyone,
I'm still getting used to the boards here, lack of attention to detail, chemo brain, unexpected funk (and rebounding) and all. Please forgive me if I'm asking obvious questions but I have not been able to find the answers:

1 - What is the story with the "Friends" and "Friend Of" areas and what is the difference between the two?

2 - In the conference call post, I noticed that several people are not receiving emails and some were surprised as though everyone should be. Are you referring to emails/messages via this site and if so, where is the email/message area?

3 - Is there a general area or help link that I have missed regarding general board information (such as details about the "Friends" and "Friend Of" categories) that would help someone navigating the site?

4 - What are the conference call details...is it for ACS or is it for BC boards and are there delegates or is it open to everyone?

5 - Is there any way to search all the posts from individuals? If not, that would be a feature. So, for example, if you remember "abcdefg" is going to have surgery next week and then cant remember the day he/she said, you could go back & search her posts specifically.

Sorry for all the questions. In a "dense chemo fog"!
KC

Comments

  • TraciInLA
    TraciInLA Member Posts: 1,994 Member
    Would welcome some help myself!
    Thank you, KC for asking these questions. And please don't apologize -- I'm not even on chemo yet, so I can't blame chemo fog, and *I'm* clueless on a lot of what you've asked!

    Traci
  • faithandprayer
    faithandprayer Member Posts: 177
    TraciInLA said:

    Would welcome some help myself!
    Thank you, KC for asking these questions. And please don't apologize -- I'm not even on chemo yet, so I can't blame chemo fog, and *I'm* clueless on a lot of what you've asked!

    Traci

    Whew!

    Welks!

    ...and thanks for reassuring what feels like a feeble mind!
  • Aortus
    Aortus Member Posts: 967
    These are entirely valid questions
    Sorry that I can't help with the "friends" bit - I'm sure someone else could explain that far better than I. But I can take a shot at a couple of other things:

    1) The terms "message" and "email" seem to be used interchangeably. CSN itself calls the messaging system "Email." However, anyone who registers for a CSN account has to supply a "real" email address (like [email protected]).

    2) There was a "real" email sent out by Greta, who is the CSN coordinator, to members of this board who post frequently and/or have been here awhile. If you did not receive such an email, it's probably because you were fairly new or maybe not even here when the emails were sent out. I am certain that Greta welcomes any and all input from any of all users of this board, and that the conference call is open. You might send her a CSN "email" message: her handle is (surprise) Greta.

    3) The individual post search function does not exist, but it is an excellent idea. I want to post a list of ideas sometime this weekend, and if it's okay, I'd like to include yours (giving full credit, of course). It really would be a welcome addition.

    Best,
    Joe
  • Aortus
    Aortus Member Posts: 967

    Whew!

    Welks!

    ...and thanks for reassuring what feels like a feeble mind!

    Hah!
    Not feeble at all, not feeble at all!
  • CR1954
    CR1954 Member Posts: 1,390 Member
    Aortus said:

    These are entirely valid questions
    Sorry that I can't help with the "friends" bit - I'm sure someone else could explain that far better than I. But I can take a shot at a couple of other things:

    1) The terms "message" and "email" seem to be used interchangeably. CSN itself calls the messaging system "Email." However, anyone who registers for a CSN account has to supply a "real" email address (like [email protected]).

    2) There was a "real" email sent out by Greta, who is the CSN coordinator, to members of this board who post frequently and/or have been here awhile. If you did not receive such an email, it's probably because you were fairly new or maybe not even here when the emails were sent out. I am certain that Greta welcomes any and all input from any of all users of this board, and that the conference call is open. You might send her a CSN "email" message: her handle is (surprise) Greta.

    3) The individual post search function does not exist, but it is an excellent idea. I want to post a list of ideas sometime this weekend, and if it's okay, I'd like to include yours (giving full credit, of course). It really would be a welcome addition.

    Best,
    Joe

    Yes!
    The individual post search function is an excellent idea!! Thanks KC!

    CR
  • faithandprayer
    faithandprayer Member Posts: 177
    Aortus said:

    These are entirely valid questions
    Sorry that I can't help with the "friends" bit - I'm sure someone else could explain that far better than I. But I can take a shot at a couple of other things:

    1) The terms "message" and "email" seem to be used interchangeably. CSN itself calls the messaging system "Email." However, anyone who registers for a CSN account has to supply a "real" email address (like [email protected]).

    2) There was a "real" email sent out by Greta, who is the CSN coordinator, to members of this board who post frequently and/or have been here awhile. If you did not receive such an email, it's probably because you were fairly new or maybe not even here when the emails were sent out. I am certain that Greta welcomes any and all input from any of all users of this board, and that the conference call is open. You might send her a CSN "email" message: her handle is (surprise) Greta.

    3) The individual post search function does not exist, but it is an excellent idea. I want to post a list of ideas sometime this weekend, and if it's okay, I'd like to include yours (giving full credit, of course). It really would be a welcome addition.

    Best,
    Joe

    Of Course
    Thank you, Joe for clarity! Yes! Please use the suggestion and no need for credits!!! We're all in this thing together :-)

    Best Back!
    KC
  • faithandprayer
    faithandprayer Member Posts: 177
    Figured Out I Think...
    I think I have the friend thing figured out...after messing around with the site messaging system, I'm thinking that "Friends" would be who you add to your messaging list...and "Friend of" would be who has added you?!?!

    ...is that about right?
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188

    Figured Out I Think...
    I think I have the friend thing figured out...after messing around with the site messaging system, I'm thinking that "Friends" would be who you add to your messaging list...and "Friend of" would be who has added you?!?!

    ...is that about right?

    A++++++++
    You get to go to the head of the class!! As a matter of fact, for playing detective, I think you qualify to qraduate to the itermediate class!! Wooohooo....another reason to celebrate!!!! :) Pammy
  • faithandprayer
    faithandprayer Member Posts: 177
    Akiss4me said:

    A++++++++
    You get to go to the head of the class!! As a matter of fact, for playing detective, I think you qualify to qraduate to the itermediate class!! Wooohooo....another reason to celebrate!!!! :) Pammy

    Sounds Great
    Tanks, Pammy! (sitting a bit taller in my chair - tee hee)

    Out with the funk & in with the cheer - the more, the merrier!
    KC
  • RE
    RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member
    A thought
    In regards to your #5 question it is true you cannot pull up everything someone has posted answers to however you can go to their personal page on CSN and see all of their expression and blog posts. Hope this tip helps a bit.

    RE
  • Kylez
    Kylez Member Posts: 3,761 Member

    Whew!

    Welks!

    ...and thanks for reassuring what feels like a feeble mind!

    Hey, I have been here for
    Hey, I have been here for awhile and I still get confused. lol It is called rad brain!